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Revival in Suriname

Posted on | September 21, 2010 | Comments Off on Revival in Suriname

[The following is an article by Br. Lloyd Djendje, reporter for ‘De Ware Tijd’, which means ‘The True Times’, a paper in Suriname.]
The Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ has started an awakening in the body of Christ in the Dutch speaking nation of Suriname, South America. Kneeling down with faces to the ground and praying fervently to God were symptoms of the beginning of a revival. Leaders from different denominations in Suriname have knelt together to ask God passionately for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. How they wanted a renewal first in their own hearts, so that they might influence the rest of their family, church, neighborhood and country. This took place during the Seminar on Christian Holiness that was given by David Harriman and Dan Spaite of the Francis Asbury Society, Wilmore, Kentucky. The Suriname Wesleyan District hosted a crusade from 5-12, September 2010 in the capital city Paramaribo and in the town of Moengo. From September 5-7 during the day services, Dr Spaite delivered Spirit filled messages to the church leaders in Moengo. Pastor Martin Harderwijk of the Albina Wesleyan Church stated: “It was awesome to hear my father praying loudly in a crowd of people that came out to accept Christ in Moengo. Years ago my daddy became sick and went many times to the wicked doctor (witch doctor), but on that day he met the Doctor of all doctors. I slept in his room that night to give him advice on his walk with Christ. God is good to me. He has heard my prayer of many years. According to Reverend Andre Pinas of the Moengo Wesleyan church, God has united His children in Moengo to evangelize a lost city fraught with crime, low poverty, etc. The church understood more than ever that holy living is the key to God’s miracle in ministry.

Leaders in Paramaribo, the capital city, believe that the Holy Spirit will continue moving their lives and city. “It is time for a change in the way of thinking in our churches. We must win people not for the church, but first for the Lord Jesus Christ,” said Reverend Levi Iengibe, districts Superintendent of the Wesleyan Church Suriname. “I could not be in a better place than this holy Ghost meeting,” says Pastor Ingrid Nothan of the Moravian Church. “I am blessed by the way the brothers preached on holiness and especially not of wonders.”

A group of young Wesleyans gathered together during a break and said: “We need this kind of refreshment every year. Our hearts are burning inside.”
On Saturday night Rev. Harriman spoke to a crowd of young people on the subject, “Purity Under Pressure.” Many recommitted their life to Christ and pledged to live a clean life without sex before marriage.

On Sunday Morning, on the 12th of September after preaching on forgiveness, everybody prayed for a pure heart that forgives. A lady went forward to pray for a new relationship with her husband. For months they have had marriage problems that remained unsolved.

September 20, 2010
Br. Lloyd Djendje, member of TWC-Suriname
Paramaribo, Suriname
South America

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